Lee is a fifth generation Santee Dakota Sioux pipe maker.

His specialties include exact replications of many traditional pipe styles and special order effigy pipes.

He continues to work the same quarry as his grandfather, Joe Taylor, who came to the area in 1904 to work the pipestone quarries and carve the pipestone rock.

Lee is an enrolled member of the Flandreau Dakota Nation, member of Native American Veterans, and the current President of the Pipestone Indian Shrine Association Board of Directors.